Confirmation is the sacrament whereby God completes the graces of a person’s Baptism and deepens His seal within them, marking them as belonging to Him (2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13-14). When received within a life of faith, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit through Confirmation empowers us to live the Christian life, which we simply couldn’t do otherwise. Thus, it is not a person’s “adult choice to be Catholic”, rather it is God who chooses us, and we can then choose Him day by day.
"Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit."
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the Sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the sacraments of “Christian Initiation”, whose unity must be safeguarded. The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of Baptismal grace. For “by the Sacrament of Confirmation, [the Baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence, they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” – CCC 1285
Preparing for Confirmation
If you (family) are registered members of Holy Trinity Parish and come on a Regular basis for Sunday Masses, Confessions, Holy Days of Obligation, etc., you may register your eligible children in our Confirmation program. Please note, we offer several different Confirmation class options depending on age and sacraments already received. Please select the correct option for your child below.
To register for Confirmation class, you MUST provide a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate. You will NOT be able to register without it.
To attend Confirmation classes, the youth must:
- be a Baptized Catholic
- have attended at least one year prior of preparatory Faith Formation classes.
- Confirmation is a minimum 2 year program. Youth without previous Faith Formation classes need to enroll in the appropriate class as defined below.
- Print the appropriate form and bring completed form to the church office with payment and copy of Baptism certificate. Payment and Baptism Certificate must accompany completed form.
- ATTENTION PARENTS: If your child is receiving a Sacrament, the Parent or Guardian must attend 7 adult classes and one retreat. Adult classes are given on: Sundays from 2:30 – 4:00 pm and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30pm
- For class Calendars in English and Spanish, click here…
Confirmation at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Catholic Church practices the Restored Order of the Sacraments of Initiation – the child is Baptized and experiences their First Reconciliation, then prepares for and receives both their Confirmation and First Eucharist.
The Archdiocese of Denver is in the process of restoring the order of the Sacraments of Initiation. These three sacraments are originally intended to be received in this order: Baptism, Confirmation then Holy Eucharist. The sacrament that fully initiates a person into the Catholic Church is Holy Eucharist (First Communion).
To watch a video about the Restored Order and to read the Pastoral Letter “Saints Among Us” from Archbishop Aquila below.